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05-8-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Newsletter Archives

Dear reader, PCRG’s Seventh Annual Community Development Summit is rapidly approaching, and I invite you to join us and our presenters to share, learn, and reflect on CommUNITY: The Power of People in Action, this year’s theme.  We are excited to once again be joined by so many of you who come each year, now [...]

05-8-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Newsletter Archives

Please join us on the first night of the Community Development Conference this year, Wednesday May 24, as we will be holding a Happy Hour event on the 17th floor of the Omni William Penn from 5:00 – 7:00 PM (or whenever the party stops!). This event presents a great opportunity to connect with community [...]

05-2-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in Events, News, Newsletter Archives, Policy

It’s rightly one of Pittsburgh’s hottest community development topics, and we felt that it was time that we had a discussion about what to do about it. Pittsburgh is changing at a rapid, accelerating pace. Investment of all types are reinvigorating local economies, bringing more opportunities than we’ve had in generations.  But, this makeover continues [...]

04-14-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in Events, Newsletter Archives

Congressman Gregory Meeks delivering a Keynote address to the entire NCRC conference. d The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) held its annual conference, Creating a Just Economy, from March 28 -30, 2017. The NCRC conference brings together over a thousand individuals across sectors including: community nonprofits, government, small businesses, and banks. PCRG staff, board members, [...]

01-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Events, News, Newsletter Archives

    PCRG’s Seventh Annual Community Development Summit will take place this May 24-25, 2017 in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our call for presenters is now open, and we invite you to submit a session highlighting the work you’ve done over the past year. In 2016, we received rave reviews of our keynote speakers, Charles Montgomery, author of Happy [...]

  If you’re interested in buying a fixer-upper and would like to learn more about a unique financing option, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) will hold an info session for the Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan (CARL) on Wednesday, February 8th from 6 – 7 PM at PCRG (1901 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219). These information sessions will [...]

10-24-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Programs, Reimagining Communities Initiative, Resources

The Pittsburgh Blight Working Group hosted another successful Blight Bootcamp! Blight Bootcamp is a conference designed to engage and empower City of Pittsburgh residents to fight against blight in their communities. Last year’s inaugural event had overwhelmingly positive feedback. This year’s conference took place over two days, and intentionally incorporated the host neighborhood, Hazelwood, into [...]

10-17-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Steve Novotny  |  Published in Events, News, Policy, Programs, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

The Pittsburgh Land Bank continues to be an important issue for PCRG and its member organizations as it moves ever closer to becoming fully operational. On October 12, 13, and 14, PCRG members participated in discussions concerning their priorities for the Land Bank and expectations for an inclusive community input process around the Policies and [...]

10-14-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Kathryn Schlesinger  |  Published in Events, News

Many people have been thrown off after hearing that Pittsburgh’s upcoming Transportation Camp is being held in an “unconference” style. Most traditional conferences are composed of breakout sessions, panels, keynote speakers, and planned events throughout the day. So what is an “unconference”? In the “unconference” style, people attending will dictate what topics are discussed and [...]

10-11-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Advocacy, Events, News, Policy, Programs

Every eighteen months, the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference takes place in different American city. On September 28-30, over 1,000 community development professionals gathered in Baltimore to attend this year’s conference. PCRG staff attended RVP 2016 to learn more about vacant properties and network with community development professionals from around the country. Sessions on land banks, code enforcement, [...]